Port of Call

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My spiritual journey in OA started like a ship in a sea of confusion. How could I understand God’s plan for me, or take Steps Three and Eleven—surrender to, and maintain conscious contact with, God as I understood him—when I don’t believe that I, as a human, can understand God? My ship visited many ports of discovery. In Port One, the man who is now my sponsor spoke at a face-to-face meeting. He said that a Higher Power could be anything: a sponsor, a rock, a chicken, these rooms . . . the point was that the Higher Power be

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